Youth Educator

Job Type

Full Time




Bay Area
United States


BAYAC AmeriCorps collaborates with over 20 agencies in over 70 schools and community-based organizations to serve youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. As part of AmeriCorps, BAYAC Members commit to a full-time (40 hours/week) term of service in the Bay Area's most high-need communities, working to provide youth with opportunities for meaningful engagement, skill building, and emotional and social development. This is a paid work experience program for folks who are looking to advance their career working with youth and in the field of education. We are hiring folks to serve as after-school educators, classroom aides, academic coaches & mentors, tutors, health educators, case managers, and enrichment activities coordinators.

In particular, we are looking to fill positions at the following organizations ASAP: Camp Reel Stories, SF Chinatown YMCA, First Place for Youth, College Track, First Place for Youth - ILSP San Francisco, Jewish Coalition of Literacy, Mission Graduates, The Watershed Project, College Track SF, East Bay College Fund, Plan of Action for Challenging Times (PACT), Inc., Gateway to College as well as Elementary School Classroom Assistant positions at Futures Elementary School in Oakland and Grant Elementary School in Richmond.

Position duties may include:

  • Support students/youth in developing the skills they need to be successful in school and life
  • Provide homework and academic support for program participants at school sites
  • Provide case management, referrals, and independent living skills for clients at community based sites
  • Plan and facilitate youth focussed lesson plans and activities
  • Promote a safe and positive learning environment
  • Actively supervise and ensure student/youth safety at all times
  • Model positive attitudes, behaviors, and language as an adult role model
  • Communicate regularly with the placement site coordinator and program regional supervisor
  • Maintain accurate attendance records and participate in data collection
  • Attend and participate in leadership development training and cohort meetings

Gain experience and skills:

  • Work full time in diverse and vibrant Bay Area communities
  • Work within the education and nonprofit sectors
  • Develop basic teaching skills, including curriculum development, behavior management practices and public speaking/facilitation
  • Make lasting connections with fellow service minded community members
  • Build confidence in public speaking
  • Acquire concrete workplace skills
  • Develop personal and professional goals with guidance and support
  • Promote meaningful community partnerships
  • Become part of a large alumni network


  • U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • At least 17 years old
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) and commit to an 11 month term of service (August-July)
  • Successful completion of TB test and Live Scan/fingerprinting (upon hire)
  • Prefer to have 48 college credits completed (not required)
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English a plus (not required)

To Apply: Go to and click "Apply Now!" to submit your application and be scheduled for an interview. Apply ASAP as we are currently filling positions for our upcoming cohort. 

Timeline: Service cohorts begin August and serve until July for 1700 hour members


  • $1430 monthly living stipend
  • $5,920 education award upon completion of term
  • Health care benefits
  • Student loan forbearance for qualifying loans
  • Childcare assistance (if eligible)
  • Leadership training & professional development

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To Apply: Go to and click "Apply Now!" to submit your application and be scheduled for an interview. Apply ASAP as we are currently filling positions for our upcoming cohort.